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Workers' Compensation News


Carrier Seeks Public Ruling on Jurisdiction for Ex-NFL Player's Comp Claim 07/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 686 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A workers’ compensation insurance carrier last week asked the 4th District Court...Read More

Civilian LAPD Worker Pleads Guilty to Comp Fraud 07/16/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 504 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A civilian worker for the Los Angeles Police Department pleaded guilty to one felony count of insurance fraud and was ordered to pay $3,491 in restitution, county prosecutors announced. ...Read More

Legislation Might Remove Hurdle to Medical Marijuana Reimbursement 07/16/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 416 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
A New Jersey lawmaker has introduced a bill that would clarify that state law doesn’t prohibit workers’ comp payers from reimbursing an injured worker for the use of medical marijuana. ...Read More

Commission Finds Few Denials by Fraudulent Doc; The Hartford Offering Remediation on Claims 07/16/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: Top | 259 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 134 min read
A month after Connecticut authorities discovered that disgraced New York doctor Spyros Panos had set up a fraudulent utilization review firm in Connecticut, regulators and insurers there are breathing a cautious sigh of relief. ...Read More

3rd Circuit Upholds Black-Lung Awards to Miner, Widow 07/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A federal appellate court ruled that a coal miner was entitled to compensation under the Black Lung Benefits Act, and that his widow was also entitled to survivor benefits.   ...Read More

Vik Agrawal Joins EnableComp Board of Directors 07/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
EnableComp LLC, a provider of workers' compensation billing and collection services, has announced the appointment of Vik Agrawal to its board of directors. ...Read More

Morrish Steps in as NCOIL Vice President 07/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 76 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 51 min read
Louisiana Sen. Dan “Blade” Morrish has been named vice president of the National Council of Insurance Legislators, or NCOIL. ...Read More

Work Comp Rates Fall Again in Second Quarter, MarketScout Reports 07/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 144 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Rates for most lines of U.S. commercial property and casualty insurance increased in the second quarter, with the exception of workers’ compensation rates, which fell 3%, according to the latest Market Barometer report from MarketScout. ...Read More

City Employee Can't Bring Tort Claims for Injuries From Car Accident Caused by Colleague 07/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division ruled that a city employee could not proceed with a tort claim against his employer and co-employee after he settled a workers’ compensation claim from a car accident caused by the coworker. ...Read More

Rates to Drop For Third Straight Year 07/16/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
Most Wisconsin employers will see another drop in workers' compensation rates after the state insurance commissioner approved a rate reduction for the third straight year. ...Read More
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